From the International Journal of Communication, a special section on the study of political entertainment, including Roderick P. Hart (Texas): The Rhetoric of Political Comedy: A Tragedy?; Dannagal G. Young (Delaware): Political Satire and Occupy Wall Street: How Comics Co-opted Strategies of the Protest Paradigm to Legitimize a Movement; Amber Day (Bryant): Shifting the Conversation: Colbert’s Super PAC and the Measurement of Satirical Efficacy; Heather LaMarre (Minnesota): When Parody and Reality Collide: Examining the Effects of Colbert’s Super PAC Satire on Issue Knowledge and Policy Engagement across Media Formats; Megan R. Hill (Ohio State): Developing a Normative Approach to Political Satire: A Critical Perspective; and R. Lance Holbert (Ohio State): Developing a Normative Approach to Political Satire: An Empirical Perspective. From HPR, Daniel Lynch on the Stewart-Colbert factor.

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